BARMES, F. and CLEAVER, D. J. (2005). Using particle shape to induce tilted and bistable liquid crystal anchoring. Physical Review E (PRE), 71 (2).Full text not available from this repository.
We use Monte Carlo simulations of hard Gaussian overlap (HGO) particles symmetrically confined in slab geometry to investigate the role of particle-substrate interactions on liquid crystalline anchoring. Despite the restriction here to purely steric interactions and smooth substrates, a range of behaviors are captured, including tilted anchoring and homeotropic-planar bistability. These macroscopic behaviors are all achieved through appropriate tuning of the microscopics of the HGO-substrate interaction, based upon nonadditive descriptions for the HGO-substrate shape parameter.
|Additional Information:||Part 1|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||12 Apr 2010 10:26|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2010 10:28|
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